#258- Fall of Afghanistan A Conversation with Peter Bergen

 
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23 August 2021 06:18
 

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Peter Bergen about the US exit from Afghanistan, the resurgence of the Taliban, and his new book, “The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden.” They discuss the Neo-isolationist consensus on the Right and Left, the legitimacy of our initial involvement in Afghanistan, our ethical obligations to our Afghan allies, Biden’s disastrous messaging, the weakness of the Afghan army, the advantages of the Taliban, the implications for global jihadism, the relationship between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, how Osama bin Laden came to lead al-Qaeda, bin Laden’s sincere religious convictions, our failure to capture bin Laden at Tora Bora, the distraction of the war in Iraq, the myth that the CIA funded al-Qaeda, bin Laden’s wives, his years of hiding in Pakistan, his death at the hands of US Special Forces, and other topics.

#258- Fall of Afghanistan A Conversation with Peter Bergen


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23 August 2021 18:59
 

What would a successful invictorious departure from Afghanistan look like?  Are there precedents in US history to use as a model?

 
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25 August 2021 07:41
 

49 other Countries involved with America at the helm.  Sounds like a Trumpist departure if I ever saw one to get out of the whole mess.

 
 
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28 August 2021 17:17
 

Vice 2013 documentary “Is This What Winning Looks Like” Sam mentioned:

https://youtu.be/BKHPTHx0ScQ